Semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and Previous Number One Bestseller in Humorous Literary Fiction
“A rich and soulful novel…steeped in wanderlust and whimsy.” (Publishers Weekly)
“The Dirty Parts of the Bible might just be the long-awaited great American novel.” (New York Times best-selling author John M. Perkins)
The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression – a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of O Brother Where Art Thou?, Water for Elephants, Mark Twain, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
It’s 1936, and Tobias Henry is stuck in the frozen hinterlands of Michigan. Tobias is obsessed with two things: God and girls.
Mostly girls, of course.
But being a Baptist preacher’s son, he can’t escape God.
When his father is blinded in a bizarre accident (involving hard cider and bird droppings), Tobias must ride the rails to Texas to recover a long-hidden stash of money. Along the way, he’s initiated into the hobo brotherhood by Craw, a ribald vagabond-philosopher. Obstacles arise in the form of a saucy prostitute, a flaming boxcar, and a man-eating catfish. But when he meets Sarah, a tough farm girl under a dark curse, he finds out that the greatest challenge of all is love.